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... Kremlin, I made my way up the main shopping strip of the town and had some very nice pelmeni in a mushroom sauce for lunch. With pretty much everything I wanted to see in the town already done, I had plenty of time to kill so I walked the rest off the shopping strip before heading back to the Kremlin and sat on the hill overlooking the volga. I was only there for a few minutes when who should show up but Iphi ...
... very nice. I'm not a religious man but there is something, not sure how to put it...joyful (yet sombre), more celebratory of their beliefs in an Orthodox church than any other denomination churches I've been in. That doesn't quite describe what I mean, but then again maybe that's the point. Leaving the monastery I made my way down the road to the wooden architecture museum. This is a collection of wooden buildings from all over Russia that were moved ...
... modern, there has been a bridge in that spot since the founding of the city. It burned down a few times, and Ivan the Terrible hung noble Novgorodians from it when he sacked the city.
I made my way back to the town, found a restaurant to have dinner of some Russian dumplings in mushroom broth, which was decidedly average. But the beer was good. Back in the hotel I spent the evening organising my photos while what I think was Russia's got talent was on the TV. All in all a very good ...
... to that for the rest of our stay there. Charlie has fallen in love with cabbage soup and borscht. He orders soup at almost every meal.
Then, our very gracious host was kind enough to drive us to the bus station. We took the bus back to Vladimir, got on a train to Nizhny Novgorod, and managed to take the metro sort of downtown and walked the other half mile or so to our hostel with some help from a young guy ...
This past weekend we took a group trip to the city of Novgorod, the oldest city in Russia (officially founded in 864 but existed earlier). The trip started off chaotically due to the fact that I was suppose to catch a cab with one of my advisors Saturday at 7:15 am and meet the rest of the group at the Kazzan Cathedral to get on the buses. I got to our designated meeting place and waited till about 7:30. ...
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